January Jones Beating Blood Cancer
Just for fun, see the bottle of Guinness on Jack Whelan’s infusion rack. This prop frequently brought some humor to the hard-working oncology nurses and aides and some fearful patients in the infusion room at DFCI. Jack, that Guinness guy.
Diagnosed six years ago, now beating the then published life expectancy of 5-7 years of a rare incurable form of blood cancer, a lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma called Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia (WM), he is determined to help in the research, care and ultimate cure of this rare cancer which affects about 1200 new patients each year. Jack is betting on Clinical Trials. WM has many similarities with Multiple Myeloma and non-Hodgkins Lymphoma; many of the chemotherapies, immunotherapies and other emerging B cell malignancy targeting treatments.